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Shape Masking

Shape Masking

Hi All!

I love this new technique I used today. It’s so simple, yet it looks like it took you a long time. And the best part? One stamp set was used. You could honestly use lots of different stamp sets for this technique. All you need is one little piece in your set for your repeat stamping. You’ll see what I mean when you watch the video.

For my detail, I used the Irresistible Pico Embellisher, which is kind of like thinner glossy accents with a very fine tip. This bottle says “shimmer”, but it didn’t appear to have much shimmer. In any event, I think the final glossy touch was a nice addition. Here is a close-up:

Shape Masking

Just a reminder that there are only 2 weeks left of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration. I know I said I was going to try and not buy more stuff, but I couldn’t help myself when I saw the new Photopolymer set, Just Kidding. Then, of course, the Ellen Hutson sale yesterday. But now, I’m taking a break. Maybe.

Anyway, enjoy the video and I’ll be back Friday with another really simple card that looks like you took hours and hours to make! 🙂



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  1. wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 8:14 am


    Love it! I have that stamp set and would have never thought to mask it off like that. Love the Limeade color of ink!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 11:13 am


    I LOVE this! So playful and fun! I’m definitely going to search through my stamps to see if I have something that can work with this technique!

  3. wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 12:32 pm


    You are a genius! I have that stamp set, and I thnk it came with a Simon Says Card Kit. I would never in a million years have thought to use it the creative way that you did. The card is beautiful, and the colors are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  4. wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 12:56 pm


    I love this whimsical card…just awesome!

  5. wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 1:21 pm


    What a fabulous idea! Wow….now I have to look at my stamps!

  6. wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 1:29 pm


    Adorable, and versatile…I have just the set I can use this technique on!

  7. wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 1:30 pm


    I love these graphic kinds of designs. A great way to use stamps – especially perhaps those I’m not that crazy about (why is it in sets that there’s always that one stamp you HAVE to have…and one that you have no idea how to use? lol)

    As for sales…give it up, sister-friend. We’re gonners. lol But I do love that “Just Kidding” set.

  8. wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 2:07 pm


    Love the graphic look of this card, it almost looks like Zentangle images, very colorful and the masking really takes it over the top.
    Truly fabulous Darlene, thank you for sharing.
    PS. you have such steady hands, I’m always amazed at how you draw vertical lines with no ruler and now, CIRCLES!!! Awesome!!

    • wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thank you, Maria. It looks good as long as you don’t get too close! 🙂

  9. wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 2:40 pm


    This looks terrific. Now I have a new technique to try. Woot!

  10. wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 3:21 pm


    Darlene-you are the “master” of looking at a set and seeing it in different ways. This card makes me think of Zentangle or Paisley. Just LOVE it.

  11. wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 5:05 pm


    Hi Darlene – love this card but logging in for the first time after subscribing, and I can’t see the video – just a black box! Is there another way I can view videos? I live in Australia, but don’t have any other trouble with other online videos i.e. Catherine Pooler. I’d love it if you could help, as I enjoy your videos and your teaching style so much. Ann

  12. wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 5:15 pm


    Don’t worry about responding Darlene – a few more random clicks and the video appeared! Love your creativity – I have this stamp set and would never have thought of using it in that way – that’s why I subscribed to Live Love Cards lol! hugs, Ann

    • wrote on March 18th, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      So glad you got the video working Ann. Thank you for your kind words. 🙂

  13. wrote on March 19th, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Kylie Adams

    Love that idea. So beautiful and I think it would be rather therapeutic stamping all those little masked circles… Going to have to give this a try 🙂

  14. wrote on March 19th, 2015 at 1:54 pm


    Yes! This kind of intermediate to advanced technique card design is why I knew I needed to subscribe. I’d never invent that in my own mind, but totally want to try it. I especially love that this is a technique being highlighted, not the stamps. Like you said, I can use any set I have, and different inks, even punch shapes, really. Nicely done.

  15. wrote on March 19th, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Linda M Hasz

    Beautiful card, Darlene! Love the vibrant colors of inks.

  16. wrote on March 19th, 2015 at 2:27 pm


    Super cute card, Darlene! I love the whimsical look as well. Your not perfect card turned out PERFECT!!! =) Thanks for sharing!!

    • wrote on March 19th, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thank you Sandra. 🙂

  17. wrote on May 23rd, 2015 at 8:26 pm


    Darlene – don’t know how I missed this one the first time. Love it! And I have this stamp set – you have given me a great idea. Thank you!

  18. wrote on June 10th, 2015 at 5:41 pm


    Love your card, Darlene! Such a neat idea–I’m definitely adding this to my favorites. I was wondering with the pico embellisher, if you shook it? I would think, if it has shimmer in it, maybe it’s like a Perfect Pearls mist that you have to shake to get the fluid and shimmer to mix. Just a thought.I don’t have this product, so I can’t say for sure one way or the other. Anyway, thanks for sharing this technique!

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